About CEP's Scholar Programs

The College Enrichment Program provides support for students through different scholar programs. Throughout both our campus and community partners, our scholar cohorts receive:

  • specialized support from a CEP Advisor
  • a Peer Mentor to meet with regularly  
  • opportunities to develop academic and professional skills
  • engagement with UNM and the larger New Mexico community

Find more information about our current scholar programs below

Chase Foundation

CEP has been working with the Chase Foundation for several years to bring graduates of Artesia (NM) High School to UNM and providing the support and resources they need to be successful and, ultimately, to graduate. 

Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program provides four-year college scholarships for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to serving their communities. 

First-Year Research Experience (FYRE)

The First-Year Research Experience offers 40 first-year students the opportunity to apply their learning beyond the classroom! This research experience will allow students to ask questions, check data, create new ideas and engage in their educational experience

First-Year Transition (FYT)

The First Year Transition scholars is a CEP program that supports first-year students and their successful transition and retention at the University of New Mexico.

LANL Foundation

The LANL Foundation, in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF), offers scholarships to students from Northern New Mexico to pursue 4-year undergraduate degrees. Scholarships support students in any field of study.

New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI)

The New Mexico Leadership Institute is an innovative five-year program targeting New Mexico high school juniors who have demonstrated a particular aptitude for leadership, creativity, resourcefulness, and an entrepreneurial spirit, but who may be at risk of dropping out of high school or not attending college. 

New Mexico Simon Scholars

The New Mexico Simon Scholars Program supports students who demonstrate resilience in the face of economic and life challenges.